Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 21, 2021 Media reports say Germany is looking at a plan to bring forward the date for withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan to July 4. The German news agency dpa and France’s AFP quoted a Defense Ministry spokesman on April 21 as saying lawmakers were informed of the plan, and
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 18, 2021 The German defense minister says she wants to help bring some Afghan employees of her country’s military to Germany as NATO allies prepare to withdraw their remaining troops from Afghanistan after nearly two decades. “I feel it is Germany’s sincere duty to not leave these people without protection
dpa: A group of 26 rejected asylum seekers arrived in Kabul early on January 13 after being deported from Germany, airport officials said. The chartered flight landed at 7 a.m. local time. It marked the 35th deportation flight from Germany to Afghanistan since December 2016. A total of 963 failed asylum seekers have been sent
Tolo News: European countries, including Germany, have started the deportation of Afghans after a nine-month break over the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, a batch of 40 Afghan asylum-seekers arrived in Kabul from Germany after Berlin resumed deportation flights to Afghanistan, Deutsche Welle reported. Click here to read more (external link).
Becoming a pilot was one of his big dreams: Ali Noori was born in Afghanistan and grew up in Iran; during childhood he had to work to support his family. After he fled to Germany, he successfully studied for his glider license and says he has found his freedom.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 18, 2020 A group of 47 unaccompanied children evacuated from refugee camps in Greece arrived in Germany on April 18, German officials said. The children come from Afghanistan, Syria, and Eritrea. Four are girls and there are several siblings among the group. Some of them have families waiting for them
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 9, 2019 Germany has deported another group of failed Afghan asylum seekers to their home country, according to the dpa news agency. Forty-four Afghans arrived in Kabul on October 9 — the 28th such group that has been deported in less than three years. Since December 2016, 720 Afghans have
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 9, 2019 A European Council watchdog committee has accused German police of mistreating an Afghan man being deported back to his homeland by squeezing his genitals. “To ill-treat a person by squeezing the genitals, a technique which is clearly aimed at inflicting severe pain to gain compliance, is both excessive
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 16, 2019 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that a hasty U.S. pullout from Syria runs the risk of strengthening the roles of Russia and Iran in the Middle East. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on February 16, Merkel questioned whether the planned U.S. withdrawal was “a good idea.”
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 15, 2019 German authorities say they have detained a 50-year old Afghan-German dual national suspected of passing data to an Iranian intelligence agency. The suspect, identified only as 50-year-old Abdul Hamid S., worked as a “language expert and cultural adviser” for the German military, the federal prosecutor’s office said on